Directors’ Showcase / UK premiere

Kawasaki’s Rose (Kawaskiho Ruze)

  • Jan Hrebejk /
  • Czech Republic /
  • 2009 /
  • 100 mins

Lenka Vlasakova, Daniela Kolarova, Martin Huba, Milan Mikulcik, Antonin Kratochvil, Petra Hrebickova, Ladislav Chudik, Anna Simonova, Martin Schulz, Isao Onoda / Fiction / Czech

“An emotionally meaty family drama … performances are topnotch.” – Derek Elley, Variety

This rich and beautifully crafted film highlights one of the great mysteries of current European cinema: why has its Czech director Jan Hrebejk not yet been enshrined within the top tier of contemporary filmmakers? His skill – and that of his regular screenwriter, Petr Jarkovsky – is showcased to breathtaking effect in this gripping study of family secrets, betrayal and reconciliation in the post-Communist era. Brilliantly paced and performed, it is one of 2010’s must-sees.

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